MOUNT ST. MARY'S (13-13, 7-8 NEC) vs. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (6-20, 3-12 NEC)
Saturday, March 2 | 1:00 p.m.
Emmitsburg, Maryland | Knott Arena
>>> The Mountaineers are back in Emmitsburg to take on Fairleigh Dickinson in the 58th all-time meeting between the two teams. Opening tip from Knott Arena is set for 1 p.m.
>>> Juliette Lawless will be honored with a pregame ceremony as part of Senior Day. A two-year team captain with the Mountaineers, Lawless has played in 106 career games and racked up 892 points, 356 rebounds, 232 assists and 130 steals. She ranks 31st all-time in Mount St. Mary's program history in career points after scoring over 700 in the last two seasons combined.
>>> The Mount owns a 33-24 advantage in the all-time series against Fairleigh Dickinson, including a 20-9 mark at Knott Arena. In the opening contest between the two teams earlier this season, Lawless registered a game-high 22 points, including nine during a crucial stretch in the fourth quarter, as the senior helped power Mount St. Mary's to a 63-47 victory on the Knights' home court.
>>> The Mount St. Mary's defense stifled Central Connecticut State in a 61-44 victory on Monday night at Detrick Gymnasium. The Mountaineers held CCSU to just 26.3 percent shooting in the contest and a 1-of-15 mark from the floor in the fourth quarter en route to the win. The 44 points allowed by the Mountaineers were a season-best, as they recorded their third game of the season holding an opponent under the 50-point mark. Michaela Harrison went 3-of-6 from beyond the arc to register a team-high 15 points, which marks her 14th straight game in double-figures. The rookie also added seven rebounds and three steals in the tilt. Jatarrikah Settle recorded 13 points and 11 rebounds to collect her second double-double of the season, while Lawless finished with 12 points, four rebounds and four assists.
>>> Harrison now has 74 threes on the year, which is the second-most by a freshman in program history and tied for third-most overall. Daly Sullivan set the Mount freshman record with 75 threes last season. Myriam Baccouche holds the overall program record with 79 threes made during the 2003-04 campaign.
>>> Harrison was named the NEC Co-Rookie of the Week on Wednesday as she earned at least a share of the award for a league-high sixth time this season. The freshman guard averaged 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game in contests against Bryant and Central Connecticut to secure the honor.
>>> Settle's double-double last time out in the win at CCSU was her second of the season. She last reached double-double territory at Wagner on January 19, as she finished with 15 points and 10 boards. Rebecca Lee leads the squad with three double-doubles on the year, Settle ranks second with a pair, and Harrison has one.